Faculty Dr. Sehrish Mehdi


Dr. Sehrish Mehdi

Dr. Sehrish Mehdi

  • Department of Chemistry

  • sehrish.chem@wum.edu.pk

  • Doctorate


Dr. Sehrish Mehdi joined the Department of Chemistry as Lecturer in 2015 and performed teaching, research, and administrative duties. In 2019, she received a Chinese University Scholarship and acquired her Ph.D. degree from Zhengzhou University, China in 2022. Research Area: She has conducted research in the field of catalysis, introducing novel facile synthesis methods for monolithic catalysts for sustainable energy.

Academic Background
  • Ph. D.


    Zhengzhou University, China

    2019 - 2023

  • M.Phil


    University of Sargodha, Pakistan

    2011 - 2013

Honours and Awards
  • Certificate of honor for outstanding graduate student of Zhengzhou University

  • Winner of a fully funded scholarship from the Chinese Government to pursue a Ph.D.

  • Sehrish Mehdi, Yanyan Liu, Huijuan Wei, Huanhuan Zhang, Ruofan Shen, Shuyan Guan, Tao Liu, Hao Wen, Zhikun Peng, Chengming Wang, Zhongyi Liu, Xianli Wu, Huaqiang Cao, and Baojun Li, P-induced Co-based interfacial catalysis on Ni foam for hydrogen generation from ammonia borane, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, (2023).


  • Sehrish Mehdi, Yanyan Liu, Huijuan Wei, Hao Wen, Ruofan Shen, Zhikun Peng, Huanhuan Zhang, Xianli Wu, Chengming Wang, Shuyan Guan, Tao Liu, and Baojun Li, Co-based nanoparticles fabricated on Ni foams for efficient hydrogen generation from ammonia borane, ACS Applied Nano Materials, (2022).


  • Saima Ashraf, Yanyan Liu, Huijuan Wei, Ruofan Shen, Huanhuan Zhang, Xianli Wu, Sehrish Mehdi, Tao Liu, Baojun Li, Bimetallic Nanoalloy Catalysts for Green Energy Production: Advances in Synthesis Routes and Characterization Techniques, Small, (2023), 2303031.


  • Ruofan Shen, Yanyan Liu, Huanhuan Zhang, Shuling Liu, Huijuan Wei, Huiyu Yuan, Hao Wen, Xianli Wu, Sehrish Mehdi, Tao Liu, Jianchun Jiang, Erjun Liang, and Baojun Li, Coupling oxygen vacancy and hetero-phase junction for boosting catalytic activity of Pd toward hydrogen generation, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 328, (2023).


  • Yi Wang, Yanyan Liu, Limin Zhou, Pengxiang Zhang, Xianli Wu, Tao Liu, Sehrish Mehdi, Xianji Guo, Jianchun Jiang, and Baojun Li, Ni3 Fe/Ni3 Fe (OOH)x dynamically coupled on wood-derived nitrogen doped carbon as a bifunctional electrocatalyst for rechargeable zinc–air batteries, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, (2023).


  • Xinru Zhao, Yanyan Liu, Huiyu Yuan, Hao Wen, Huanhuan Zhang, Saima Ashraf, Shuyan Guan, Tao Liu, Sehrish Mehdi, Ruofan Shen, Xianji Guo, Yanping Fan, Baozhong Liu, Baojun Li, Coupling atom ensemble and electron transfer in PdCu for superior catalytic kinetics in hydrogen generation, Nano Research, (2023).


  • Huanhuan Zhang, Yangbin Ren, Zhenluo Yuan, Naixin Kang, Sehrish Mehdi, Congcong Xing, Xianyun Liu, Yanping Fan, Baojun Li and Baozhong Liu, Interfacial active sites on Co-Co2C@carbon heterostructure for enhanced catalytic hydrogen generation, Rare Metals, (2023).


  • Ruofan Shen, Yanyan Liu, Hao Wen, Xianli Wu, Zhikun Peng, Sehrish Mehdi, Tao Liu, Huanhuan Zhang, Shuyan Guan, Erjun Liang, and Baojun Li, Engineering vacancy-atom ensembles to boost catalytic activity toward hydrogen evolution, Energy & Environmental Materials, (2022).


  • Huanhuan Zhang, Yanyan Liu, Huijuan Wei, Chengming Wang, Tao Liu, Xianli Wu, Saima Ashraf, Sehrish Mehdi, Shuyan Guan, Yanping Fan, Xinzheng Yue, Baozhong Liu, Yulong Zhang, Huaqiang Cao, and Baojun Li, Atomic-bridge structure in B-Co-P dual-active sites on boron nitride nanosheets for catalytic hydrogen generation, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, (2022).


  • Mengmeng Cao, Yanyan Liu, Kang Sun, Heng Li, Xiaoqian Lin, Pengxiang Zhang, Limin Zhou, Ao Wang, Sehrish Mehdi, Xianli Wu, Jianchun Jiang, and Baojun Li, Coupling Fe3C nanoparticles and N-doping on wood-derived carbon to construct reversible cathode for Zn–air batteries, Small, (2022).


  • Ruofan Shen, Yayan Liu, Hao Wen, Tao Liu, Zhikun Peng, Xianli Wu, Xianghong Ge, Sehrish Mehdi, Huaqiang Cao, Erjun Liang, Jianchun Jiang, and Baojun Li, Engineering VO-Ti ensemble to boost the activity of Ru towards water dissociation for catalytic hydrogen generation, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, (2022).


  • Shuyan Guan, Yanyan Liu, Huanhuan Zhang, Huijuan Wei, Tao Liu, Xianli Wu, Hao Wen, Ruofan Shen, Sehrish Mehdi, Xianghong Ge, Chengming Wang, Baozhong Liu, Erjun Liang, Yanping Fan, and Baojun Li, Atomic interface-exciting catalysis on cobalt nitride-oxide for accelerating hydrogen generation, Small, (2022).


  • Benji Zhou, Yanyan Liu, Xianli Wu, Huan Liu, Tao Liu, Yi Wang, Sehrish Mehdi, Jianchun Jiang, and Baojun Li, Wood-derived integrated air electrode with Co–N sites for rechargeable zinc-air batteries, Nano Research, (2022).


  • Ruofan Shen, Yanyan Liu, Hao Wen, Xianli Wu, Guosheng Han, Xinzheng Yue, Sehrish Mehdi, Tao Liu, Huaqiang Cao, Erjun Liang, and Baojun Li, Engineering bimodal oxygen vacancies and Pt to boost the activity toward water dissociation, Small, (2021).


  • Huan Liu, Yanyan Liu, Sehrish Mehdi, Xianli Wu, Tao Liu, Benji Zhou, Pengxiang Zhang, Jianchun Jiang, and Baojun Li, Surface phosphorus-induced CoO coupling to monolithic carbon for efficient air electrode of quasi-solid-state Zn–air batteries, Advanced Science, (2021).


  • Xingyu Cui, Yanyan Liu, Guosheng Han, Mengmeng Cao, Lei Han, Benji Zhou, Sehrish Mehdi, Xianli Wu, and Baojun Li, Jianchun Jiang, Wood-derived integral air electrode for enhanced interfacial electrocatalysis in rechargeable zinc–air battery, Small, (2021).


  • Xiaoyan Huang, Yanyan Liu, Hao Wen, Ruofan Shen, Sehrish Mehdi, Xianli Wu, Erjun Liang, Xianji Guo, and Baojun Li, Ensemble-boosting effect of Ru-Cu alloy on catalytic activity towards hydrogen evolution in ammonia borane hydrolysis, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, (2021).


  • Guang Yang, Shuyan Guan, Sehrish Mehdi, Yanping Fan, Baozhong Liu, and Baojun Li, Co-CoOx supported onto TiO2 coated with carbon as a catalyst for efficient and stable hydrogen generation from ammonia borane, Green Energy & Environment, (2020).


  • Cancan Cui, Yanyan Liu, Sehrish Mehdi, Hao Wen, Benji Zhou, Jinpeng Li, and Baojun Li, Enhancing effect of Fe-doping on the activity of nano Ni catalyst towards hydrogen evolution from NH3BH3, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, (2020).


  • Adeela Saeed, Dilshad Hussain, Shafaq Saleem, Sehrish Mehdi, Rabia Javeed, Fahmida Jabeen, Muhammad Najam-ul-Haq, Metal-organic framework-based affinity materials in proteomics, Analytical and bioanalytical chemistry, 411 (2019) 1745-1759.


  • Tahira Saleem, Ayesha Sumra, Samra Khan, Maryam Zain, Warda Hassan, Sehrish Mehdi, NU Wahid, Samrah Kanwal, Tehseen Gull, A green nutraceutical study of antioxidants extraction in cleome brachycarpa-an ethnomedicinal plant, Sains Malays, (2020), 49, 1915-1924.


  • Lecturer at The Women University

    2015 todate